Brisbane’s Favourite Run Club

Why does everyone love our Run Club so much?

At Achieving You, our Run Club gives people confidence, improves fitness and is a great way to meet new friends.

So, you think you can’t run? 

No problem!

Most people who start run club, aren’t a runner. We start you off with a walk or jog program and progress from there.

You don’t have to worry about keeping up if you haven’t run before or if you think you’re too slow.

At Run Club, you are only competing against yourself.

If you want to learn how to run further, we can teach you that. If you want to learn how to run faster, we can teach you that too.

And if you want to learn how to run correctly, well, that’s what we do best.

We have trained runners for over 10 years and the best part of our job is watching people exceed their expectations and see their confidence grow.

Want to join the best Run Club on Brisbane’s Northside?

Contact us now to find out more about Achieving You membership.

We offer a 14 Day obligation-free trial so you can try us out first.


When is Run Club held?

Our running group has two sessions each week:

  • Wednesdays 6pm:  Speed training
  • Saturdays 6am: Endurance training

These two sessions compliment each other, so whether you are pursuing a distance run or purely wanting to run for weight loss, our running training is a great way to improve your style and performance.

Each year we compete in various team and individual events, including:

  • Noosa 10km & half marathon event
  • Southbank 100km team event
  • Nundah Crit track 90min team event
  • Gold Coast running event
  • Jetty to Jetty running event

Run club social activities

Run club is not just about group training, we like to celebrate our hard work with social get togethers. Most Saturdays after running, we meet for coffee at the local cafe, and every few months we do “run for beer” where we run throughout Brisbane’s northern suburbs on a Friday night, and then eat and drink together.

To find out more or join our group, please call 0427 167 288 or email ja***@ac**********.au

What is the best running technique?

At Achieving You, we focus on POSE running style. POSE isn’t just used in running sports. Professional athletes playing basketball, soccer, gymnastics and CrossFit favour this method.

The POSE style focuses on moving your body in a way that best prevents injuries, and is a great method to incorporate into any exercise routine.

Check out the short video below on the breakdown of the POSE running technique.

At Achieving You, we pride ourselves on being a community fitness club.

We don’t just offer group classes and personal training, our gym members are part of the Achieving You Family.

Find out more about our membership options or contact us to get your 14 Day trial and receive a FREE fitness assessment worth $80.

Want to boost your run training?

We have a variety of fitness challenges, including core strength, Pilates, Running Challenges, and much more.

Find out how you can join our next fitness challenge. 

For some extra one-on-one help, our personal trainers can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Check out what’s included in Achieving You personal training sessions.

Running event calendar for 2023

A good way to stay focused and keep a good variety in your training is to break up the year with different events which require different types of training.

Every 6 weeks we will have a different focus with either an in-house event or an organised event to train for.

Here is the plan for this year:

  • Arana Hills team speed endurance event (in-house)         18 February

In teams of 3, we will run around the local Arana Hills oval (400m) and treat it like a relay race for 90min. It’s a fun event as we train speed for 6 weeks for the 400m sprint on Wednesday nights and then on Saturdays we work on our endurance.

  • Backyard Dash (in-house)          April 1

This is new to our calendar and we are excited to share it with you! Open to all levels of runners, it is designed to challenge your pacing ability to complete 3km every 25min continuous 6 times. You complete the 3km in your steady state time then have a short rest and go again. You do this until you either finish (total 18km) or until you need to stop. A great way to learn how to pace yourself whilst push your endurance limits.

  • ANZAC Day team run         25 April

A fun day out for this annual team event at Nundah. Teams of 3 people run around the Crit Track at Nundah (1.2km) and run for a total of 90min. The most laps per team win.

  • 8 week running program starts  22 May

This program is for the beginner or the advanced and leads us to the Sunshine Coast 10km or half marathon run on 14 August. We did this event last year and it was fantastic! A great weekend for all.

  • Mt Coot-tha power session   (in-house)     2 September

This is another new one to the calendar! Doing as many short sprints up and down a hill at Coot-tha as possible in 60min. The hill choosen is 1.8km long, and you will run up 500m, then down 250m, then keep repeating until you get to the top. Once you are at the top, run all the way back down to the bottom and repeat again until the time of 60min is up! The training for this is lots of stairs and hill sprints. Strong strong legs!!!

And we have coffee every Saturday after running.

Not sure if you are ready for run club? Most people start out at run club with a job / walk program and progress. The friendly and supportive people get you through the first session and then you are hooked !

Beginner Runner Starter Pack

Are you wanting to start running, but don’t know where to start?

Do you like the idea of just lacing up the shoes and heading out for some me time, but don’t know how to begin ?
This Running Starter Pack is designed specifically for people who are new to running or lost their confidence with running and want to start again.
Running offers a level of fitness + “me time” importance different to other types of fitness.
That’s why we are so passionate about teaching everyone to run so they can enjoy the benefits at their level!
Over 4 weeks, you will learn some running skills to make your running more efficient and really get a chance to feel the cardiovascular + mindset benefits of running.
You will be surrounded by like-minded people aiming for similar goals, which is supportive and fun.
To register your interest, email Janet
Start date : Saturday 4 Feb 7am

POSE running is what we focus on

Check this short video out on the breakdown on running technique

Some Lives We have Changed…

When Wednesday night boot camp classes had come to an end I was apprehensive about what I was going to do as a replacement. Achieving You Director Janet McMinn, suggested that I join the Wednesday night Run Club as a substitution. My initial thoughts were “I’m not a runner” “I don’t enjoy running” “I won’t be able to keep up with everyone”. With over a year attending Run Club those thoughts are void and it has now become a class that I thoroughly enjoy and will make certain I can regularly attend.

With week night and weekend circuits, marathons and fun runs, it has also developed into a social feature. Classes and circuits consistently vary every week which keeps it interesting and challenging.

I am now 25 weeks pregnant and I am still attending run club. I might be getting bigger and slower every week but that seems to be irrelevant as everyone’s fitness levels are non identical, and the classes are tailored to suit everyone’s individual needs. This makes the classes more enjoyable and comfortable, and being pregnant has kept me motivated to continue maintaining my fitness levels throughout my pregnancy.

While I can, I will continue to attend run club and look forward to pursuing it again post baby with Janet’s ongoing support.

Lis Parsens

Having not run a single kilometre in more than 7 years following three ankle operations and two babies, I signed up to Achieving You’s 6 Week Running  Program with much trepidation and nervous anticipation.

However, the program was paced for all types and fitness levels, and I never felt out or place or that I was too slow to participate. The group was full of lovely encouraging normal people (non-marathon types!), and Janet designed sessions that were interesting and challenging. Over the course of the program I went from running 3 kms to 8 kms, improved my pace and technique, lost weight and gained  fitness, as well as reinvigorated my motivation to run as a regular part of my training routine.

Bec Landon

Prior to participating in Achieving You’s 6 week running program I saw running as a necessary evil. In the past I have most certainly had moments of “enjoying running”, but I never loved it. I ran simply because I felt it was an important form of cardio exercise. After the 6 week program, running has now become my favourite form of exercise.

I joined the 6 week program for one express reason – to get back into running after an injury. I injured my knee late last year, and had been sidelined from running for over four months. The program provided me with the ability to start running again in a structured and supportive environment. Within 6 short weeks I went from running 3 km to 10 km.

The information and handouts provided throughout the program have been incredibly helpful. In particular, the detailed information provided on post-run stretches has proven invaluable.

The running program catered for a wide range of running abilities and experience. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming and supportive. Arising from the program I am up and running again (literally) and I have also improved my running pace and confidence.

As part of the running program I also started going to Achieving You’s Run Club on Saturday mornings. The Run Club is a great way to start the weekend, and I highly recommend it.


When Janet first suggested I come along to a run club session on a Wednesday night the first thing I said to her was “I can’t run and I don’t really enjoy it” not to mention everything else that ran through my mind at the time. Well things have really changed in the last 4 months. While I am not breaking any records I have actually managed to run in my first race ever at the age of 47. Learning technique, what to do before and after running has made a huge difference to how I feel about the whole “running thing”. The support I have received from not only Janet, but all the other runners on a Wednesday night has made me already sign up for my next race. I started only 2 months ago!


I have had asthma all my life, therefore never was able to run distances. As I grew older it improved and after meeting my husband who loved running, I decided I wanted to give it a go too. I joined Janet’s run club in 2011, to train for the Bridge to Brisbane, I couldn’t run further than 2-3km at this time. With Janet’s incredible support, encouragement and training I managed to run the 10km race that first year. Since then I have conquered Mt Cootha, and run 2 half marathons, and I now using running as a way of distressing and for social enjoyment with the rest of the club. I am fitter than I have ever been – Cheers Janet!